05/09/1960

8th Colchester Scout Group first met in September 1960 under the leadership of Len Cheek after his previous group, the 32nd Colchester had to close after its GSL, Rev. Cecil Parker, moved away from the area.

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17/09/1961

Under the initial leadership of Peggy Cheek, the Cubs had grown so that three Packs were necessary; meeting in Hazelmere School.  They were called Lions with Ann Edmonds as leader, Tigers with Rosina Cole and Hikers with Alan Haynes.  The Hikers were originally part of the reformed 32nd Colchester.

01/04/1986

Beaver Scouts are introduced as the youngest member of the Scouting family

31/08/1986

We open our first Beaver Colony named Manitoba under the leadership of Christine Hipwell

31/08/1991

8th Colchester forms it second Beaver Colony named Alberta with Helen Bland as the leader

01/08/2007

1st August 2007 marked 100 years since Robert Baden-Powell’s camp on Brownsea Island – this is recognised as the start of Scouting with the UK

01/08/2015

Anthony Goodge takes on the role of Akela for Tiger Cubs

16/12/2016

16th December 2016 commemorates 100 years since the first Cubs Scout meeting

04/01/2017

Green Trees Beaver Colony is opened with Sam Moore as the Section Leader

05/06/2017

We started our 2nd half of the summer 2017 term at our new home in Colchester Academy. This has provided us with some additional resources and more outdoor space.

01/09/2017

Octavia Goodge takes over from Jason Grady as Section Leader for our Red Deer Beaver Colony